After being marooned on a remote island, billionaire Oliver Queen returns home with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime in this hard-hitting action series. Reinventing the DC Comics character for a modern audience, the Arrow is not a superhero but a hero - every bit as dangerous as the criminals he's hunting. After suffering unimaginable ordeals on the island, the former fun-loving Oliver Queen returns to Starling City a new man.
Determined to deliver justice to those who have corrupted his city, Oliver (aka The Hood) - with the help of tech-savvy Felicity Smoak and his iron-fisted right hand, John Diggle - narrowly averts the rich and powerfuls undertaking to cleanse the city of its most desperate citizens. But Oliver's crusade is complicated by his emotional connections to friends and family, as the Queen family still trades on secrets that conflict with the Arrow's agenda. Oliver's return also affects the love of his life, Laurel Lance, and he must find a balance between being there for her as Oliver Queen, and being there for Starling City as the Arrow.
A dark and dangerous crime procedural with edge, intrigue and action, Oliver's story is told through his harrowing trials on the island, his connections to his mother, Moira, and sister, Thea, and the Arrow's adventures in Starling City. Showing all facets of the mysterious loner, the drama follows the charismatic Oliver that disappeared, the hardened Oliver that returned and the Oliver that's been forged into the weapon against injustice known as... the Arrow.
01 - City of Heroes
Convinced to return home, Oliver finds that things are in much worse shape than he imagined -- Isabel Rochev (recurring guest star SUMMER GLAU) is preparing a hostile takeover of Queen Consolidated, Thea refuses to visit Moira in jail, Roy is trying to fill the void left by the Arrow's absence, and Laurel is working with the District Attorney's office to take down the vigilante. Meanwhile, flashbacks to the island show Oliver's mentors Slade (new series star MANU BENNETT), Shado (recurring guest star CELINA JADE) and Oliver in a desperate situation.
02 - Identity
DC Comics' Bronze Tiger and China White wreak havoc on the Glades. Oliver finds out that medicine being sent to Glades Memorial Hospital is being hijacked by thieves -- and without an influx of supplies, the hospital will close. When Roy attempts to stop the thieves, he fails and is arrested by Officer Lance. Oliver gets into a heated battle with China White (recurring guest star KELLY HU) and her new partner, Ben Turner, aka the Bronze Tiger (guest star MICHAEL JAI WHITE), over the supplies. Meanwhile, Laurel makes plans to catch the Arrow, and Thea gives Roy an ultimatum
03 - Broken Dolls
When a dangerous criminal from Lance’s past (MICHAEL EKLUND) escapes from prison, Felicity offers herself up as bait so Arrow, Diggle and Lance can capture him…but plans go awry.
04 - Crucible
When an illegal gun-runner who goes by the name “The Mayor” (CLE BENNETT) seriously injures Sin (BEX TAYLOR-KLAUS), The Canary (CAITY LOTZ) sets out for revenge.
05 - League of Assassins
While Oliver tends to the Canary’s wounds, he tries to get her to talk. But when they’re both attacked by the League of Assassins, she confesses that she’s connected.
06 - Keep Your Enemies Closer
Diggle heads to Russia to follow a lead on Deadshot (MICHAEL ROWE) in Moscow. When Oliver and Felicity decide to join him, things get complicated when Isabel shows up as well.
07 - Stave v. Queen
With a mysterious Vertigo-related illness sweeping the city (and both Diggle and Felicity in danger) Oliver must choose between stopping the Count or standing by his family.
08 - The Scientist
After a seemingly impossible robbery at Queen Consolidated, Central City's police scientist Barry Allen (GRANT GUSTIN) offers to help Oliver and his team
09 - Three Ghosts
After a fight with Cyrus Gold (aka the Acolyte), Oliver is drugged and left for dead. Determined to save him, Felicity's cure causes Oliver to hallucinate, and confront his past
10 - Blast Radius
Oliver confronts a new threat when bombs start to go off in Starling City...planted by a man named Shrapnel, who's next targeting Sebastian Blood's Unity Rally
11 - Blind Spot
When Laurel asks the Arrow to investigate Sebastian Blood, Oliver is unsure whether to believe her accusations. But when they get too close to the truth, Blood strikes back
12 - Tremors
Arrow offers to train Roy so he can learn to control his newfound super-strength. But, Roy refuses to listen unless Arrow reveals his true identity, which Oliver refuses to do
13 - Heir to the Demon
As Laurel continues to unravel, Oliver & Lance try to convince Sara to stay in Starling city and reunite with Laurel and their mother -- but the League of Assassins wants Sara back
14 - Time of Death
As Oliver brings Sara into the team, Felicity starts to feel left out. To prove her worth, she goes after a villain named William Tockman, a.k.a. The Clock King (ROBERT KNEPPER).
15 - The Promise
Oliver is shocked to learn that Slade has come to Starling City. Back on the island, Oliver tries to hide the secret of Shado's death and the battle begins
16 - Suicide Squad
Amanda Waller recruits Diggle for the Suicide Squad - including Deadshot, Bronze Tiger (MICHAEL JAI WHITE) and Shrapnel (SEAN MAHER)- but Diggle's not so sure
17 - Birds of Prey
When Frank Bertinelli is arrested, it's only a matter of time before his daughter, The Huntress, returns. When she takes hostages including Laurel, Sara (aka Canary) takes action.
18 - Deathstroke
Slade makes his move against Oliver - and the repercussions are enormous. While Oliver scrambles to protect his family, Isabel angles to take Queen Consolidated away from him
19 - The Man Under the Hood
Oliver and the team return to the lair and find Slade waiting for them. An epic battle breaks out and Oliver is faced with a choice - his battle with Slade or his family
20 - Seeing Red
After the Mirakuru sends Roy into an uncontrollable rage and he unleashes on the city, Oliver realizes it's taken over completely, and he must figure out a way to stop him
21 - City of Blood
After Slade threatens to take away everything Oliver loves, Oliver decides the fastest way to stop further bloodshed is to surrender - an option that will lead to his death
22 - Streets of Fire
As Slade's soldiers attack the city, Oliver rallies his team and Felicity gets a call from S.T.A.R. Labs with game-changing news. Thea comes face to face with Malcolm Merlyn.
23 - Unthinkable
In the Season Two Finale, Oliver must decide once and for all whether he's a killer or a hero when Slade moves forward with his plan to kill one more person in Oliver's life